Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state’s high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes. The report released this week,¬†Ending the Use of Incarceration for Status Offenders in Kentucky,¬†shows nearly one in every six incarcerated youths under age 18 is jailed for low priority offenses. The data comes […]

Juvenile Justice Department Names Acting Deputy Commissioner

Kentucky Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown has named an acting deputy commissioner for the Department of Juvenile Justice. The position has been vacant since the beginning of the year. It will now be filled by Diana McGuire. McGuire served as division director for the department since 2001. She was responsible for overall administration of the […]